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Falconry
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Falconry (bāzdārī), the practice of hunting with various raptors or birds of prey, especially the genera falco (falcons) and accipiter (hawks), such as sparrowhawks, peregrines and saker falcons. Falconry is also concerned with the principles of classifying these birds, together with the practices of their maintenance, fosterage, training…

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Muhammad Ali Mowlavi and Stephen Hirtenstein, “Falconry”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 23 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_036086>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180110



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